Drakensang: The Dark Eye Review

IGN is the first of the video game website giants to review the North American version of Radon Labs' Drakensang: The Dark Eye, and they seem to have liked it with a 7.6/10.
When you consider the thirty-dollar price tag, Drakensang seems like an easy recommendation for most fans of single player RPGs. There's certainly a lot of content and characters here so from a purely quantitative point of view, it's well worth the investment. The fact that it looks and sounds good makes it an even easier decision. On the other hand, the medieval setting and overall atmosphere is fairly predictable and the rules system isn't presented in a clear enough format to make the rewards worthwhile. The combat benefits from great visuals and animations but you lose some of the appeal there if you're constantly having to start and stop the action for tactical convenience.